Prospects of European and South East Asian schools 7 years Work ex. and GMAT 640


Gagan12
Hi
I am Indian guy with 7 .3 years of work ex at Ericsson with 2.5 years of international work experience in four countries around the world.
My GMAT is 640(Q49,V28).
I am looking for someone to guide me on specifically European or South East Asian schools. I would like to know each school interms of its placement prospects within India as well as in Europe.
My goal is to move from a technical lead to more of strategic role in a top company.

Thanks .
Gs
Hi
I am Indian guy with 7 .3 years of work ex at Ericsson with 2.5 years of international work experience in four countries around the world.
My GMAT is 640(Q49,V28).
I am looking for someone to guide me on specifically European or South East Asian schools. I would like to know each school interms of its placement prospects within India as well as in Europe.
My goal is to move from a technical lead to more of strategic role in a top company.

Thanks .
Gs
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laurie
You need to first decide on your goals: are you planning on trying to work in Europe, or in India?

Also, if your goal is to work in Europe, do you speak any European languages other than English? If not, that will change the equation.

If your goal is to work in Europe and you don't speak any other languages, aim for a ranked UK school - the higher the rank, the better.

If you are serious about working in India, I'm not sure if a European program is necessarily the best option. Of course, if you can get into a top school - think LBS, Insead, etc. - of course these will help with your career, pretty much anywhere. But a lower tier school without much of an alumni presence in India will not add much value. Think of schools in other locations, maybe HKUST or NUS, for example, which may have bigger footprints in India.

One general tip: Work on your GMAT, especially the verbal. The big gap between the two sections will be a red flag. Getting your GMAT score up to around 700 will open up your options.

Good luck!
You need to first decide on your goals: are you planning on trying to work in Europe, or in India?

Also, if your goal is to work in Europe, do you speak any European languages other than English? If not, that will change the equation.

If your goal is to work in Europe and you don't speak any other languages, aim for a ranked UK school - the higher the rank, the better.

If you are serious about working in India, I'm not sure if a European program is necessarily the best option. Of course, if you can get into a top school - think LBS, Insead, etc. - of course these will help with your career, pretty much anywhere. But a lower tier school without much of an alumni presence in India will not add much value. Think of schools in other locations, maybe HKUST or NUS, for example, which may have bigger footprints in India.

One general tip: Work on your GMAT, especially the verbal. The big gap between the two sections will be a red flag. Getting your GMAT score up to around 700 will open up your options.

Good luck!
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Gagan12
Hi Laurie,
I really appreciate your response.
Unfortunately I don’t have the time and energy to give another GMAT . I will have to live with 640.
Also I can’t go to US or Canada as I have family health issue at home . So locations nearer to India are the ones I will have to focus.

I have been to Europe for work but I don’t know any European Language . I would like to work say 1-2 years in Europe or South east Asia but eventually come back to India. So as per your experience and understanding which schools I should focus on interms of ROI & Placements in a techno Managerial role.
Hi Laurie,
I really appreciate your response.
Unfortunately I don’t have the time and energy to give another GMAT . I will have to live with 640.
Also I can’t go to US or Canada as I have family health issue at home . So locations nearer to India are the ones I will have to focus.

I have been to Europe for work but I don’t know any European Language . I would like to work say 1-2 years in Europe or South east Asia but eventually come back to India. So as per your experience and understanding which schools I should focus on interms of ROI & Placements in a techno Managerial role.
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maury
You're in a very over-represented applicant group - and many of your cohort will be scoring much, much higher on the GMAT.

See Duncan's GMAT tiers post:

https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/gmat-tiers-strong-schools-for-your-gmat-23247

Honestly, with your GMAT score, most European programs that you'd be competitive at would not help you with your career goals. Southeast Asia, maybe. Singapore? Even SMU's average GMAT is 660.
You're in a very over-represented applicant group - and many of your cohort will be scoring much, much higher on the GMAT.

See Duncan's GMAT tiers post:

https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/gmat-tiers-strong-schools-for-your-gmat-23247

Honestly, with your GMAT score, most European programs that you'd be competitive at would not help you with your career goals. Southeast Asia, maybe. Singapore? Even SMU's average GMAT is 660.
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Gagan12
Hi Maurie,
I don’t think I am an IT guy . I am a telecom guy with around 3 years of international work experience. My goal is to go further in Telecom sector in a strategic role rather than a technical role which I am handling.Considering this what can u suggest about B schools in EUROPE or South east Asia

Gagan
Hi Maurie,
I don’t think I am an IT guy . I am a telecom guy with around 3 years of international work experience. My goal is to go further in Telecom sector in a strategic role rather than a technical role which I am handling.Considering this what can u suggest about B schools in EUROPE or South east Asia

Gagan
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Duncan
SMU is a great option. Maybe one of the Korean schools could be good for telecoms, or National Taiwan University http://gmba.ntu.edu.tw/en/
SMU is a great option. Maybe one of the Korean schools could be good for telecoms, or National Taiwan University http://gmba.ntu.edu.tw/en/
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Gagan12
Hi Duncan

You are a savior man! I am not sure apart from SMU any Taiwanese or Korean schools have a network in India or anywhere in world for me to get a placement. If you throw some light on this aspect , I shall be grateful.

Gagan
Hi Duncan

You are a savior man! I am not sure apart from SMU any Taiwanese or Korean schools have a network in India or anywhere in world for me to get a placement. If you throw some light on this aspect , I shall be grateful.

Gagan
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Ayon
I am ex E/// and Telecom. MBA won't help you get into Management/Strategic roles. do a 1 year MBA from SPJain PGPM. MBA is highly overrated in India, people run after brand names and recruiters are very generous when a person switches from watching alarms in front office to let's say preparing financial statements.
in US/UK/Canada/EU your functional experience counts. Even after 3 years of my graduation I have to convince people of what I do as a Management Consultant. Where as people 5 year junior to me have gone to Indian MBA -> switched functions -> and then immigrated to other countries.
I am ex E/// and Telecom. MBA won't help you get into Management/Strategic roles. do a 1 year MBA from SPJain PGPM. MBA is highly overrated in India, people run after brand names and recruiters are very generous when a person switches from watching alarms in front office to let's say preparing financial statements.
in US/UK/Canada/EU your functional experience counts. Even after 3 years of my graduation I have to convince people of what I do as a Management Consultant. Where as people 5 year junior to me have gone to Indian MBA -> switched functions -> and then immigrated to other countries.
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maury

I don’t think I am an IT guy . I am a telecom guy with around 3 years of international work experience.

IT guy or not, with your background / experience you'll still be grouped in an applicant group who generally scores highly on the GMAT. A higher GMAT would lead to many more options that have solid placement stats. Honestly I think SMU is still a reach for you with your background / GMAT score.
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I don’t think I am an IT guy . I am a telecom guy with around 3 years of international work experience. [/quote]
IT guy or not, with your background / experience you'll still be grouped in an applicant group who generally scores highly on the GMAT. A higher GMAT would lead to many more options that have solid placement stats. Honestly I think SMU is still a reach for you with your background / GMAT score.
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